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    This is going to be epic.

    On Wednesday night, Beyoncé and Jay Z kick off their joint On The Run summer tour in Miami – and it promises to be one for the books.

    The couple, who will be performing together through September, will rock more than 40 songs when they hit the stage at Sun Life Stadium, PEOPLE has learned.

    The superstar duo have been working around the clock to prepare for their multi-city, three-country onslaught. In an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo, a smiling Beyoncé is seen working on her laptop while final tour preparations are being made.

    Earlier in the week, she shared other images of her and Jay Z during rehearsals. Entitled "My Work," the series of candid shots offers a glimpse into their working relationship: from their shared, intense focus to their joy at creating something together.

    One question remains: Will Blue Ivy make a cameo?

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    World Cup 2014: Team USA coach Jurgen Klinsmanngives you permission to miss work




    Team USA was a few seconds from advancing to the knockout stage on Sunday, but there's a bright side now that Thursday's game against Germany means something.

    The noon game (ESPN) gives you a great excuse to miss work -- and Team USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has you covered. The official U.S. Soccer Twitter feed sent out a fill-in-the-blank note you can give to your employer with a singed approval from Klinsmann.

    Just calling in sick or faking an illness just before your lunch break would probably work better, but there could be a few workers with the guts to actually turn this into their respective bosses.

    Klinsmann later sent out a Twitter message that would likely have more of a chance of being adopting: wearing a Team USA jersey to work.

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    I'm totally using this as an excuse. my boss better approve

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    She turns 45 in less than a month.

    But Jennifer Lopez is in the best shape of her life after dropping 10 pounds with her strict vegan diet and daily six-hour dance workouts.

    'You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat. It's a job - you've got to buckle down,' the pop diva told the July 7 edition of Us Weekly.

    'I feel great mentally and physically!'

    For the past five weeks, the two-time Grammy nominee whittled her waist from a size 4 to 2 after cutting out dairy, meat, and gluten.


    Even after having two children, Jennifer looks visibly slimmer than she did in 2004 or even 20 years ago in 1994. Back in April, the I Luh Ya Papi singer hired exercise physiologist Marco Borges, whose clients include Beyoncé, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, and Pharrell Williams. When JLo's not dining on quinoa enchiladas, black-bean burgers, and zucchini 'pasta' - she indulges in Borges' 22 Days cherry chocolate bliss bar.

    For support, the American Idol judge 'got her family' to go vegan with her, including her six-year-old twins Emme and Max.

    'Sometimes my son will be like "I want American cheese. I don't like this vegan cheese!"' Lopez told Extra on June 6, adding she does allows them to munch on chips.


    The former Fly Girl - who doesn't drink alcohol - stays toned and fit with six hours of dance rehearsal every day.

    'I'm not an exercise fanatic. I don't love it, but I do dance a lot for the shows, so that helps,' she told the mag.

    After splitting with her toyboy Casper Smart, Jennifer said she needed 'time for reflection,' but insiders say she enlisted former Dancing with the Stars contestant Leah Remini to play matchmaker.

    Within two weeks, the thrice-divorced singer was spotted canoodling with pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Saturday 'until 2AM' at Shrine Nightclub following her Connecticut concert.

    'I'm one of those people who doesn't like to be alone,' the self-described 'serial monogamist' admitted to the mag in January.

    'I feel better when I'm in shape and taking care of myself. If you want other people to love you, you have to care about yourself first.'

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    I couldn't even decide so this can be a fitness + diet + vegan + parenting post all rolled into one

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    Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he thinks he could have done with acting lessons when filming the early Harry Potter films.

    The 24-year-old, who played the boy wizard in all eight of the films, tells Melvyn Bragg that he finds the early films “hard to watch" in an edition of the South Bank Show airing this Thursday.

    He says that he and co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were not given acting coaching on the set of the blockbuster films.

    “If we had a singing scene we had a singing teacher come in. If we had a dance scene a dance coach would come in. We never had an acting coach in all the time we were there and there were times we could have done with one. I know I could have.

    “There wasn’t a lot of nuance to my performance when we were young and I find those early films very hard to watch personally. There were certain things I just didn’t know. There were certain things like how to break down a script, or even certain questions like what does a certain character want out of a certain scene.”

    Radcliffe appears to be thinking of his first two films, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.


    He tells Bragg that he is glad to have developed his acting talents and credits the appearance of Gary Oldman as wizard Sirius Black in the third Potter film, the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, for helping his professional development.

    The two became close friends and Radcliffe reveals that he also sought out relationship advice from his onscreen godfather.

    “I was going on my first date and I was doing a scene with Gary Oldman that day so I ended up being anxious about my first date... with Gary Oldman and asking advice and all that stuff," he says.

    Radcliffe also reveals that he harboured an early ambition to be a professional wrestler.

    “I definitely drifted into acting to start with…I saw an interview with myself, they asked me what do you want to do when you grow up and I completely, sincerely and earnestly answer 'I want to be a professional wrestler', because I was very very into WWF at the time.”

    He adds that despite being embarrassed by his early performances as Potter he still owes a great debt to to the Potter producers.

    “I never wanted to be one of those people that turned round and had to be disparaging about what they had done in the past in order to make a career for themselves in the future.”



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    Dozens of teenage ravers were hospitalized tonight during a show at the TD Garden featuring a Swedish DJ, Boston EMS said.


    Many of those attending the electronic dance music show featuring DJ Avicii arrived already intoxicated, said Deputy EMS Superintendent Mike Bosse.


    EMS transported 22 people to the hospital, and 12 more were being evaluated, Bosse said. After he gave that estimate, patients continued to stream out of the TD Garden. EMS later called for a bus to take another 10 people to hospitals.


    “This street is being secured for EMS and EMS only,” Bosse told security at the Garden. “So you better send somebody to talk to me.”


    Bosse said he contacted the Boston Police Licensing Division, which arrived and cited the TD Garden for allowing a large number of intoxicated concert goers on the premises.

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    A similar incident happened at an Avicii concert in Toronto last month


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    Just weeks ago, gorgeous brunette Natalie Burn was forced to deny that she was romantically involved with actor Antonio Banderas following reports that she was the one who had come between him and wife Melanie Griffith.

    While the pair were pictured enjoying a sexy flamenco dance during the Cannes Film Festival in May - just prior to the couple filing for divorce on June 6 after 18 years of marriage - it now appears that another beauty was in fact the catalyst for the split.

    RadarOnline reports that the 53-year-old shares an 'intense' bond with Indian actress Mallika Sherawat, whom he met at the same Cannes Film Festival two years earlier, in June 2012.

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    Richard Armitage, interview: 'I think I'm quite a frightening person'

    The star of The Hobbit is taking on The Crucible at the Old Vic. 'It's a big mountain to climb,' he tells Chris Harvey

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    Richard Armitage arrives in the tiny, cluttered stage manager’s office of The Old Vic straight from rehearsals for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. He’s bearded and dressed in thick shapeless trousers, heavy boots, and a rough collarless cotton shirt open at the neck to reveal a broad chest. He’s a tall and imposing physical presence. Anyone who knew the 42 year-old only as the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films might have quite a shock. Television viewers who associate him with double agent Lucas North in Spooks, nasty Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, or the character based on SAS man Andy McNab in Sky One’s Strike Back would know different.



    This role is a departure. Armitage is to play the tormented John Proctor in the playwright’s terrifying account of the 17th century Salem witch trials, in which Proctor’s adulterous relationship with a young woman sparks a vengeful chain of events that leads to the deaths of many.
    He says he feels like he has been waiting for it all his life.(lol he says this about all his roles)“It’s such an epic role. It feels as big as Lear to me in terms of what that man goes through.”
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    The Crucible is an unfolding nightmare of accusatory spite that is seen as an allegory of the anti-Communist witch trials in Hollywood in the 1950s. Can it escape that allegory and find another, I ask him.

    “It’s ultimately a timeless play, I think,” says Armitage. “It has lines that feel relevant in 1692, relevant in the Fifties, relevant today and relevant tomorrow, in 10 years, in 20 years, while we’re still destroying each other in the way that we do, in that insidious human way.

    He promises that acclaimed director Yael Farber’s production will be a full-blooded affair. “You can’t play this story without addressing sexuality in this particular society in this time, the masculinity of the men, the femininity of the women, the vulnerability of prepubescent girls. Yael is cooking something which at the moment feels like it’s - and should be - too hot to handle.”

    Armitage is a noticeably calm presence but he talks with passion. I ask him how it feels to be facing The Crucible’s agonising climax over and over for the next couple of months. “It’s a big mountain to climb every night,” he says. “There’s a shattering of the character, and almost a reassembling of him towards the end.

    I leave the rehearsal room – and I carry him with me, I carry his thoughts, I dream his dreams a little bit.”

    It’s a role that many non-theatre goers associate with Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal of Proctor in the 1996 film. How does Armitage feel to be up against that performance?

    “I remember seeing the film at the time. And I think there are some monumental performances in it. But I think there’s something about witnessing this play in the round - the theatre is a sort of bowl shape like a crucible - with the audience observing themselves across the room at times, that is the most exciting aspect of this.”

    Day-Lewis prepared for the role by building his character’s house himself with 17th-century tools. When he was in Spooks, Armitage famously gained first-hand experience of waterboarding in preparation for a torture scene. He says this sort of understanding is essential to his approach to acting.
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    “There’s a fascination from the actor’s point of view of, if I don’t experience that, have I fully understood the character? You know to an extent Method acting feels occasionally lazy. I was in a stress position today before we worked, which enabled me to play the scene [we were doing] without having to do any acting. I had lost the feeling in my feet. It’s not like I’m pretending I can’t walk. That’s the difference, and that was the thing with the waterboarding. I wanted to experience it for a millisecond so that I could know exactly what it felt like.”

    For all its physical extremities, though, it’s a very different role to the tough guys that Armitage has expressed a desire to escape from. “It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you, that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with.”

    His career, he says, has been “a slow climb. I started late, and it’s taken 20 years”. He joined a circus in Budapest straight out of his school in Coventry – he grew up in the Midlands - to get his equity card. He says he can still vividly remember the smell of the elephants and being permanently hungry from his circus days. He then worked in musical theatre before going to drama school in London and joining the RSC. But he says his experience of trying to win bigger roles convinced him to alter course. “You fight for certain roles and you realise they’re being filled by television and film actors, because theatre is constantly fighting for survival and they need names and faces and ticket sales. So I remember actively making the decision, ‘I’ve gotta go and make a name for myself, in television or film, so that I can then go back and do those theatre roles that I want.’ But then you lose track of it, because it rolls and rolls.”

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    His career in television has been assisted by the fact that women find him sexy. “I still don’t get it,” he admits. He traces it back to when he played mill owner John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. That initial attraction has sustained itself over the years to the point that a quick scan of YouTube will reveal any number of montages of him in various roles, semi-naked or glowering to camera, set to overpowering love ballads.

    “I haven’t seen any of them but I’ll take your word for it,” he says. “I’m so backwards with all that. I know what Twitter is, I don’t use it, I don’t use Facebook, so luckily it does zero to my ego.

    His unwillingness to share his private life with the press has led to rumours about his sexuality. I ask him if, in the era of tabloid witch hunts, those in the public eye live with a fear that one day they’ll wake up to find that they’ve become the story, and whether this means having to censor parts of his character in public all the time.

    “I think if you’ve got stuff to hide, there’s a level of stress that people live with. I think I read somewhere that someone said I was fiercely protective of my private life, and I thought well, there’s nothing fierce about protecting a private life. I think it’s worth protecting – for everybody, not just high-profile people.”

    Does he feel protective of his sexuality? “No, I don’t feel protective about that. I just feel that it’s not relevant to what I’m presenting in terms of my art form. Anything else, any other talk, chatter, rumours, discussion, diverts from the discussion of the art form, and that’s always been my primary focus.”

    In the past, he has described himself as a shy person. “Not any more,” he says forcefully. “I mean… if I’m very, very honest, I’m a big guy, I think I’m at times quite a frightening person.”

    In what way?

    I think I’m quite uncompromising. I can’t bear bulls---. And in a way the shyness is me protecting other people from that. I can feel that there’s an intimidation that can happen if I own my full height, and speak at my full volume. So I’ve learned over the years to just tone it all down a bit.

    He admits that being in The Hobbit does have an effect on an acting career. “Having a box office figure next to your name is unbelievably important when it comes to certain castings. But I don’t think it would have made a difference coming to the Crucible.”

    And after 13 years of concentrating on film and television, returning to the stage is a very big deal for him. “That’s why it’s interesting coming back now and getting into a rehearsal room and going: ‘This is why I did it. I’d forgotten.’ I’m having a really amazing epiphany doing this, and I think I’ll be a different actor when I come out of it.

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    I want to go see his play. Early reviews have been positive, but I heard it's four hours long??? Wtf???

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    Strap in, guys: We’re getting ready for this week’s new episode of Catfish, ”Miranda & Cameryn,” and we have a feeling it’s not going to wrap up quite as nicely as last week’s episode did with Solana and Elijah. Once again, someone’s ignoring every glaring red flag that’s popped up in their relationship, all in the name of love — but really, who hasn’t been guilty of that? This time around, it’s Miranda’s turn, and she’s part of the weirdest love triangle we’ve ever heard of. It’s Miranda, James, and Cameryn, except James and Cameryn are the same person. Confused yet? I’ll try to explain.

    It all started back when Miranda, a 21-year-old from Minnesota, fell in love with a guy named Cameryn who she (obviously) met online. I can’t blame her — after Catfish showed his photos, I almost fell in love with him. Damn, he’s cute. But as most cute internet boyfriends tend to be, at least on this show, Cameryn wasn’t the real deal, and he proceeded to lead Miranda on.

    Then, as they always do, the excuses started happening just as Miranda and Cameryn got close enough that she wanted to meet him: A family emergency here, a broken down car there, and, of course, Catfish’s classic “My webcam is broken.” How many times do Nev and Max have to tell you guys? Skype. It. Out. Seriously. If they won’t Skype, move on. But matters of the heart are not always solved by Skype, and if they were, we wouldn’t have such an awesome show.

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    Not the worst thing to happen to Sailor Moon I guess. I'd rather have a cover of Carry On but that's just me.

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    The Love-Cobain family is sure doing their fair share of lovin’ on the pop world as of late, aren’t they?

    Just last week, Hole frontwoman Courtney Love posted a #Beautiful Instagram of herself getting cozy with "the elusive shawntoose" herself, Mariah Carey. We rejoiced! (And prayed for a future collaboration, of course.) And now, her daughter is getting in on the pop action too.

    Late last night, the stunning 21-year-old daughter of Courtney and the late Nirvana rock legend Kurt Cobain tweeted some serious love for none other than Britney Spears, hereby confirming that, yes: Anybody who’s anybody loves Brit Brit. Check out the cute fangirl moment after the cut.









    “‘Lucky’ is definitely my all time favorite @britneyspears song, despite being forever OBSESSED with ‘Blackout’,” she tweeted. That’s right — not even an obvious hit like “…Baby One More Time” or “Toxic”: Frances Bean goes hard for Oops! anthem “Lucky,” as well as Britney’s dark masterpiece, Blackout.

    It’s fitting too — after all, is there a more punk pop record than Blackout? Need we remind you of the 2007 timeline in the Spears legacy? Frances is faithful member of the Britney Army, for sure.

    No word from Team B regarding the ringing endorsement just yet — but if we had to guess, we’re thinking she thinks it’s really funky and cool.

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    What's your favourite Britney uptempo/ballad?

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    Seeing a Katy Perry concert raises lots of questions. Is there symbolism behind each wig change? Are those sparkle cat costumes an homage to “Cats: The Musical”? Does she really believe that stars are “cosmic jewels”? What’s with that music video interlude that shows her in a mental institution? Why is there pizza on stage?

    It quickly becomes apparent, though, that searching for meaning at a Katy Perry concert– one that is filled with impossibly glittery outfits and neon paint and people dressed as animals – is an intriguing but useless exercise. And it was clear that during Perry’s sold-out show at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that no one was supposed to do anything but scream, dance with reckless abandon and take in the brightly colored spectacle in front of them.


    Perry’s life is always very public, chronicled regularly by both the tabloids and herself. (With nearly 54 million followers, the 29-year-old Perry is the most-followed person on Twitter, followed by Justin Bieber and President Obama.) But during a live show there’s really no time to think about those real-world concerns and over-analyze what everything might mean. There’s just so much to watch: Back-up dancers dressed as warriors with glow-in-the-dark spears. Perry riding onto the stage on a fake horse. Guitar players shooting into the air with instruments spewing fire. A tap dancing cat. Inflatable tacos. Aerialists performing terrifying tricks. Fireworks. Confetti cannons. Perry flying around the arena on a set of balloons. More fire.

    It was the kind of show where music took a back seat to all of the above, as you were too captivated watching the Egyptian-themed set piece (with Perry dressed as Pharaoh) to really appreciate the beat-heavy “Dark Horse” and Kanye West collaboration “E.T.,” the latter of which was accompanied by a hologram of West’s face.

    And though Perry has moved into the more “grownup” phase of her career with the introspective album “Prism” – the bubblegum pop of “I Kissed a Girl” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” seems to be a thing of the past – she still can’t resist having a group of costumed cats dance around to Madonna’s “Vogue” on stage while chasing a mouse. (Perry’s most loyal fans call themselves KatyCats, so that may explain the feline obsession.)

    The only time the actual songs were the focus was a brief acoustic interlude, which Perry told the crowd is her favorite part of the concert. It was during this segment that Perry, whose on-stage antics and catchy, dancey tunes often overshadow the fact that she actually has a great voice, played “The One That Got Away” and “Unconditionally.She introduced them with a long, rambling speech in which she alternated between giggling Valley Girl, spiritual leader and patriotic pop star.

    “I’m Katy Perry, I guess,” she chirped by way of introduction to the screaming attendees – plenty of kids and their parents, with a mix of tweens and childless adults. Wearing a shiny, long white cape and an elaborate butterfly gown, Perry laid down on the stage to take a selfie with a young fan. “Don’t tell anyone I got down in the floor in my couture.”

    She explained that D.C. was the second stop on the U.S. leg of the Prismatic World Tour; she’s scheduled to play again at the Verizon Center on Wednesday. Perry, a well-publicized fan of Hillary Clinton, then told the crowd to follow their dreams and appreciate that they’re from a free country: “You know what’s so great about America? Any one of you can be president now.”

    Perry dedicated the dark “By the Grace of God,” to the people that supported her when she was at her lowest point – presumably her public, messy divorce from Russell Brand a couple years ago. “Katy Perry goes through crappy days, too,” she confessed. She said her fans helped her get through it with positive Twitter messages, and “telling me I could put one foot in front of the other when it felt like I could not.”

    Serious moment over, she sprinkled some confetti from a watering can into a hole in the stage (as you do) and an acoustic guitar and a pizza appeared. She accused people backstage of sabotaging her. “They know I’m a pop star – I’m not allowed to eat things like this,” Perry complained, giving the food away to the audience as she sang a couple lines of it’s-so-hard-to-be-famous ballad “Lucky” by Britney Spears.

    Perry might be more self-aware about her fame than most, and it really allows her to be as weird as possible during live shows – her particularly devoted fans will love anything she does. In addition to performing nearly every song off “Prism,” she sang a slow, jazzy version of “Hot ‘N Cold.” During “California Gurls,” the giant letters that were supposed to spell out “YOLO” accidentally spelled “YOOL” at first, but no one seemed to mind.

    Things wrapped up as Perry appeared for her final song, the irresistible “Firework” dressed — obviously — as a human firework. It was one last moment of welcome over-the-top escapism.



    Who has the best tours, both in theme and execution?


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    Kim Kardashian West revealed on a her instagram account that the blonde hair she posted earlier is just a wig. Rest assured, a brunette beauty she shall stay.

    She shared the 'news' of going back to blonde in a selfie at the hairdressers on Wednesday.

    And despite later revealing that the new look was actually just a wig, Kimmycakes still enjoyed shocking fans as she left her apartment in New York on Wednesday, as they were desperate to get a picture with the reality star.


    The 33-year-old must have been pleased with herself as she fooled passers-by into thinking she had made a drastic new look.

    The 33-year-old must have been pleased with herself as she fooled passers-by into thinking she had made a drastic new look.

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    Where did this Kim go?

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    [Thank God. I thought it was forrealz. No mames wey.]



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    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2670102/Kim-Kardashian-fearlessly-flaunts-new-blonde-poses-pictures-fans-New-York.html

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    Who better to judge the best movies of all time than the people who make them? Studio chiefs, Oscar winners and TV royalty all were surveyed as THR publishes its first definitive entertainment-industry ranking of cinema's most superlative.

    Is it wrong to already declare this the No. 1 movie list of all time?

    After all, there are other movie lists. Lots and lots of others. So many lists, you couldn't list them all. But this is the first to ask the entertainment industry itself to pick its choices for the best pictures ever made. In May, THR sent an online ballot all over town — to every studio, agency, publicity firm and production house on either side of the 405. Not everybody was initially thrilled to participate.

    "I reject the idea," Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told THR. "To me, it's the equivalent of having a party-size bag of Nacho Doritos, then being told to eat only five." In the end, though, he sent in his favorites (one of which is 1961's Yojimbo), as did a total of 2,120 industry members, including Fox chief Jim Gianopulos, Disney's Alan Horn, director Gary Ross, producer Frank Marshall, Warners' Sue Kroll, agent Robert Newman, attorney John Burke, filmmaker John Singleton and many more. These are the results: the greatest movies ever made, according to Hollywood.


    5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames
    Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $202,078,200
    Famous quote:"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions." — Jules

    Tarantino got it right, all right. In fact, Miramax's Pulp Fiction might be the most influential movie made during the 1990s, inspiring scads of imitators (nicknamed Tarantinies) and dozens of knockoffs.


    4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Director: Frank Darabont
    Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
    Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $53,014,600
    Famous quote:"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." – Andy Dufresne [in letter to Red]

    Of all the adaptations of Stephen King stories -- and they are legion because he is the most-adapted living writer -- this is only one of two (along with The Shining) to make the list.


    3. Citizen Kane (1941)
    Director: Orson Welles
    Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick
    Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $2,998,000
    Famous quote:"It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was." — Rawlson

    Critics have hailed this for decades as "the greatest American movie ever made," making it an all-too-easy pick for anyone's greatest-movie list. But not all moviegoers, especially younger ones, are enthralled with the story of Charles Foster Kane and his long-lost sled. Among poll respondents in their 20s, for instance, it was only the 26th-favorite film. Among the under-20s, it was 53rd. Among those over 60, though, it was No. 1 or 2.


    2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Director: Victor Fleming
    Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
    Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $32,950,500
    Famous quote:"Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!" — Dorothy

    It's the most-watched film of all time, according to the Library of Congress, thanks to regular showings on broadcast television since the mid-1950s (and on cable since the '90s). That's not including sequels and prequels, which Hollywood keeps releasing each decade like swarms of flying monkeys. The most recent, Oz the Great and Powerful, starring James Franco as a hunky young wizard, grossed more than $230 million domestically. That yellow brick road clearly is made of gold.


    1. The Godfather (1972)
    Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire
    Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $626,025,500
    Famous quote:"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." — Don Corleone

    Godfather is 42 years old, meaning anyone who saw it when it came out in 1972 is pushing 60 or older. This suggests its narrative power, extraordinary performances and mythic values register as strongly for younger viewers as they did at the time.

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    Rumors have been swirling that Suzanne Somers is in talks to join Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the upcoming fifth season.

    Multiple sources confirm to E! News that Somers will not be joining the cast of RHOBH. She is friends with many of the cast member and may have filmed or is going to film scenes in a social setting, but she is not joining the cast.

    A rep for Somers tells there is no truth that the actress is in talks, saying, "We do not have any comment, since no one has contacted Suzanne about these talks."

    Somers went on Access Hollywood Live this month and said she isn't interested in joining the cast of the Real Housewives shows, because, "That's not my nature. I don't fight."

    She then revealed that she was originally offered a spot at the very beginning of The View, but turned that down, because, "I don't see myself in that [situation], where I am like, screaming for time."

    As for RHOBH, filming is already underway for season five, and we know that Lisa, Kyle, Brandi, Kim and Yolanda have all signed on for another season, while Joyce and Carlton will not be returning. Sources tell us that Bravo has sought out other cast members, but so far, none of the empty spots have been filled.





    Dina Manzo: "I'll Never Again Do a Reality Show With Family!"


    Dina Manzo is back—but not with a vengeance. After leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2010 amid lots of family drama, the Bravo star is ready for a fresh start in season six. It worked out that estranged sister Caroline Manzo and estranged sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita are no longer on the show, but Dina insists that she had nothing to do with Jacqueline's exit.

    "I didn't get anyone fired," the reality star, 43, shares exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. "One of my first questions for the producers when I was invited back was, 'You're not getting rid of anyone because of me, right?' And they said, 'Absolutely not.'"

    Things have been chilly between Dina and her family for years. As RHONJ viewers know, her rift with Caroline, Jacqueline, and brother Chris Laurita became a major story line when Caroline blamed costar Teresa Giudice for the falling out. (Both Teresa and Dina have denied that she's at fault.)

    "Other than my daughter [Lexi, 18]—we share a bond that nothing can break—I will never do a reality show with family ever again," Dina, who's separated from husband Tommy Manzo, tells Us. "It's just not a healthy environment."










    Carole Radziwill accused of fake comments!


    Carole Radziwill has been accused of posting fake comments on her Bravo blog by several people, but she has responded to the rumors by claiming they are lies. On Monday, the official Twitter account of Radziwill posted a reply to a fan question about her blog. The star clarified that she believed more than one person was behind the lies.

    Radziwill mentioned Aviva Drescher and Rob Shuter in her recent post on Twitter, but Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan have also allegedly accused her of having fake comments on Bravo. Radziwill claimed Drescher and Shuter have a great deal of free time to create lies about her blog comments. Singer and Morgan allegedly thought it was strange for Radziwill’s blog on Bravo to have multiple positive comments while other blogs were either ignored or attacked by fans.

    Bravo has removed all of the comments from the blogs of the Real Housewives of New York cast members, so it is difficult to investigate the allegations. However, Shuter claimed the removal was caused by Bravo discovering the fake comments on Radziwill’s blog and wanting to stop the problem before it escalated.











    NeNe to begin guest run in Zumanity!


    NeNe Leakes is bringing the drama of her often-controversial TV appearances to a run of 10 Zumanity shows.

    It’s part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the show, and Cirque du Soleil officials have told me that if successful, it will herald other guest stars and new cast and routine changes into its second decade.



    NeNe, who appeared as a stripper in the 2003 Cuba Gooding and Beyonce film The Fighting Temptations, starts her guest-hosting role Friday night, but this evening I’ll chat with NeNe after I watch her rehearsals as the erotic Edie, Mistress of Sensuality, in Cirque’s sexy, adult-centric show at New York-New York.



    She’s already made it clear that while the show is provocative and risque and several performers go topless, she won’t be getting naked. However, fans will see plenty of skin.



    “We’ll be as sexy as we can be,” 46-year-old NeNe told our colleague Susan Stapleton at Las Vegas Magazine. NeNe worked as a stripper when she met husband Gregg Leakes, whom she married in 1997.



    NeNe says that while in Las Vegas, she expects to do a lot of shopping and dining at Strip restaurants.



    sources: Examiner, LasVegasSun, US, E!

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    Gary Oldman gave a public apology for his offensive comments blasting liberal Hollywood, and defending Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin regarding their controversial remarks about Jews and gays when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.

    "It was an article I did with Playboy and I said some things that were poorly considered. Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed," the British actor admitted to Kimmel when he was a guest on the show. "I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration and I am an a—hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base."

    In a lengthy — and extremely candid — interview for the July/August issue of Playboy promoting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the 56-year-old said he believes "political correctness is crap.""Take a f—ing joke. Get over it," he went on to say. "I don't know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things. We're all f—ing hypocrites," Oldman later went on to claim. "The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n—— or that f—ing Jew?" he asked.

    In Wednesday's humble response on the show he said: "Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you’ve said them. I don’t condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn’t have used them, but I did and I have injured and wounded a great many people," he went on to reveal.

    The Dark Knight Rises actor also thanked Kimmel for inviting him onto the ABC late night show and giving him the opportunity to make amends. "I appreciate you having me here and extending your hospitality and to put me in this seat once again," he told the host. "And it gives me the opportunity to say to those people that I, from my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry … especially to the fans as they have been so incredible to me and loyal. They call me Team Oldman. I feel like I let them down."

    In his controversial Playboy rant, Oldman had also singled out satirical news programs like The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Real Time With Bill Maher for getting away with being able to make offensive comments about people and hide "behind comedy and satire."

    His expletive-filled interview sparked a sharp response from Jewish leaders, and Oldman wrote an an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League late on Tuesday, saying: "I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview were offensive to many Jewish people."

    During the Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, the late night host broke the ice by saying: "I am struck on the fact that they call you 'Team Oldman.' I am so happy that someone has to apologize on this show and its not me for once," he joked, adding: "I think it is important when someone apologizes to accept their apology. You are a great actor so we can't trust anything you say!"

    Oldman explained that "sometimes we are asked to be social and cultural commentators and I am not. I landed both feet in a hornets' nest. It came over in a certain way and for that I am deeply sorry," he concluded.

    Kimmel then went on to "make the most awkward transition possible" and ask, "Are you excited about Planet of the Apes?"

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    The woman claiming NFL star Arian Foster knocked her up and then tried to force her to have an abortion has welcomed a baby boy into the world ... and she claims he looks just like daddy.

    Brittany Norwood gave birth to Gatsby Alexander Norwood Foster Monday in Houston.

    Brittany tells us, "he's perfect." And she wants to make this clear ... the kid looks "identical to my biological father's baby pictures."


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    TMZ Sports broke the story ... Brittany sued Arian for refusing to pay her medical expenses. Brittany claims when he found out she was pregnant he tried to strong-arm her into getting an abortion.

    For his part ... Arian hasn't acknowledged he's the father ... and claims to have recordings proving Brittany is lying about the abortion.

    Sources close to the Houston Texans star tell us Arian's aware of the birth.


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    Brittany Norwood, the alleged former mistress of Texans’ star running back Arian Foster, has delivered her baby boy.

    Norwood claims her child is the result of an affair she had with Foster last year. Monday night, Norwood sent out a message on her Twitter page saying, “I’ve never loved anything so much. My baby boy is here after an excruciating 24 hours of labor.”

    According to other tweets from her account, she plans to name the boy Gatsby.

    In May 2014, Local 2 reached out to Norwood’s attorney, Doug York, but he would not comment because of a gag order in place by the judge. She filed a paternity lawsuit against Foster and in return he filed a defamation suit against Norwood. Both parties are expected to return to court now that she has given birth.

    Fosterhas been with the Texans since 2009. He’s married with two children.


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    College student, 21, who says she is having married NFL star Arian Foster's love child is due any day now... as it is revealed he is already paying child support.

    Brittany Norwood went public in January with claims that she is pregnant with the Houston Texans running back's baby

    Arian Foster, 27, has been married to German-born model and singer Ariana Reinhart since 2011.

    Brittany Norwood is suing Foster, 27, to determine paternity of the child and claiming emotional distress.

    Norwood went public in January with claims that she got pregnant during an affair last year with Foster and that he and his brother tried to pressure her to have an abortion. He denies those allegations.

    Foster has been married to German-born model and singer Romina Reinhart since 2011. They have two children together.

    The three-time Pro Bowl running back signed a five-year, $43.5million contract in 2012. He made $5.25million last season.

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    Adding: 'Live and learn, I can only hope and pray my son turns out to be the man his mom is.'

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    However, a source told KPRC-TV that Foster is already giving financial support to Norwood.
    Earlier this month, she tweeted about Chanel designer handbags with the hashtag '#noknockoffs.'

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    In another post she wrote: 'Taking my Herve out of the closet so I can admire it. I can't wait to have my body back with my baby boy accessory,' referring to the famous 'bandage' dress by designer Herve Leger.

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    She also wrote: 'Baby chino and linen. I love dressing my little baby doll already!'

    In April, she tweeted: 'I can't wait to order a Shirley Temple in a few short hours and be like "No please check my I.D." #finafreakinly21.'

    Foster himself hasn't commented.

    Both Foster and Norwood are due in court for paternity test proceedings once the baby is born.



    She sues Arian.


    Arian sues her.






    [Word is, they met at the Hotel Zaza. Not surprised he met a jumpoff there. She looks like a Jessica Simpson knockoff.]



    Source: http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/24/arian-foster-brittany-norwood-birth-abortion-lawsuit-texans/

    Source: http://www.click2houston.com/news/woman-claiming-to-carry-arian-fosters-baby-gives-birth/26633956


    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2635927/Brittany-Norwood-woman-having-NFL-star-Arian-Fosters-baby.html#ixzz35iSublvH

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    While Adam Levine confesses that he’s “maybe” a douchebag, he’s clarified that he did not have “sexual intercourse” with Lindsay Lohan after appearing on her infamous sex list.

    Levine recently chatted with Howard Stern who of course asked the singer/actor/TV star/world’s sexiest man alive if he did, in fact, knock boots with Lindsay. “That’s not true. I did not have sexual intercourse with Lindsay Lohan,” he answered.

    When Howard pointed out that no one on the list has confirmed that they did the deed Adam said, “That’s because I think we’re being truthful about that very specific thing.”

    The Maroon 5 frontman also recently had a lengthy chat with GQ in which he examined all the deeper intricacies of what is or isn’t douchebaggery.

    Levine, who’s been called by one site “Lord of the Douche” stated, “Would it be really easy to assume that I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don’t know.... …. Okay, so I’m gonna get really intricately self-reflective right now and ask myself the hard questions, to find out, once and for all, definitively, whether or not I’m a douchebag.”

    After thinking it all over he tells the interviewer, “You don’t have to like me, but I’d prefer it if you did. That’s kind of how I feel. I’m not the easiest person to love right off the bat, you know. If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last fu**ing one of them.”

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    How do you top your own recently wrapped, well-received megatour when you're the reigning king and queen of hip-hop and pop, respectively? You join forces for a tour of supernova proportions, demonstrating why no one in the game comes close to that throne.

    By 9:30, fans are getting antsy. The stadium has filled enough that the delay is increasingly unfounded. Luckily, a beautiful black-and-white video breaks the silence, sirens ring, and Beyoncé whispers "I need some gangster s---" before seguing into '03 Bonnie and Clyde, the couple's collaboration that samples Tupac classic Me and My Girlfriend. She's clad in a fishnet mask; he's in black sunglasses, a star-speckled shirt, black jacket and thick signature gold chains.

    Show me what you got: Among purple lights, smoke, and strobes, the funky horns and infectious downbeat of smash hit Crazy In Love reverberates through the audience. Whatever void or annoyance was apparent at their absence is instantly forgotten as Jay Z flows "show me what you got."


    Hands up: Beyoncé exits and Jay Z rolls through a string of fan favorites, including N----- in Paris and Tom Ford. Beyoncé enters again for her place as the sexy background vocalist on Tom Ford. Then, in the blink of an eye, amid a sea of red, a costume change signals it's Bey's show again as she sings, "Who runs the world? Girls." The words of feminist speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie blaze across the screen.

    Go, girl: For all the debate about Beyoncé's feminist cred, this show doesn't mince words. Beyoncé unquestionably identifies. Strutting across the stage in a leopard-patterned, long-sleeve leotard, she knows she's flawless and sings so.

    Top of their game: Early on, it becomes apparent that this is a totally integrated performance. Sure, it gives Beyoncé time for her phenomenal costume changes, but the coordination is not just remarkable, it's the absolute best way that two of the world's best performers can deliver a show that proves why they're on top together.


    Switch up: Vintage videos mix with onscreen party scenes featuring the likes of Diddy, as Jay Z (sporting a fedora) lets the audience rhyme half of Big Pimpin' a cappella. Exit Jay, enter Bey, seated in a glass chair and wearing a full-length sequined bodysuit. Tension builds with chopped beats, only to make way for a grandiose entrance for Jay Z on fan favorite On to the Next One.

    On fire: Jay Z segues into Clique as Beyoncé creeps up in hooded leather. A montage of war images, static and beehives precedes a blazing performance of U Don't Know by Jay Z — really, a row of fireballs explodes behind him.

    Can't touch this: This show is worth it just for Beyoncé's ensembles. She reappears in a black lace, drop-sleeve number, a la Stevie Nicks, for Haunted, a highlight performance, boasting creamy vocals that contrast with other awesome numbers like the more agro Flawless and triumphant Crazy In Love. Her vocal range is as vast as her fashion choices.


    In love with Beyoncé: A very happy chair shares a sensual display for the expected, though no less titillating, Drunk In Love. She's still wearing the black lace. As Jay Z says in the following Public Service Announcement: "Got the hottest chick in the game wearin' my chain."

    Taking over: Beyoncé takes over vocal duties for Justin Timberlake on Holy Grail, one of the stronger tunes on the rapper's Magna Carta Holy Grail album. The song is a standout with a sticky trap beat and transitions to a slow body-grooving hook.

    No problem: A video with Part II (On the Run) allusions (a bloody Beyoncé in a lineup, cars peeling out, glass shattering) transitions into 99 Problems and then a thumping remix of Beyonce's If I Were a Boy. The magic continues as Beyoncé briefly covers Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor. Not a surprise, as she's done it before, but still it's no easy feat — she kills it tonally and emotionally.

    Here comes the bride: Beyoncé moves to an island stage in the middle of the stadium floor, dressed head to toe in white, including a floor-length bridal veil. She sits while belting out the soulful Resentment. But such seriousness can't last long, and the mini-stage show promptly turns to the upbeat and infectious Love on Top. Beyoncé's star energy hasn't dimmed in two solid hours of nonstop dancing and soaring vocals, the kind that make you wonder how human lungs take that kind of pressure.

    Take it home: Against black and white shots of his native Brooklyn, Jay Z kicks off Hard Knock Life to an audience ravenous for more of the rapper. Beyoncé follows by repping her home state in a leather-studded jacket emblazoned TEXAS across the back, worn for the empowering Pretty Hurts.

    All together now: The couple move to the mini-stage for Part II of On the Run and then Forever Young. This is the finale, as their late start precluded any encore. The dark stadium twinkles with cellphones and lighters. If this wasn't sweet enough, home videos of daughter Blue Ivy grace the screen. An image of "The Carters" written in the sand comes up, and for a moment, the crowd and the Carters seem to be one big happy family.

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    Just one night after Abel Tesfaye shared a brand new track, he's announced a few tour dates, including one at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Weeknd's "King of the Fall" tour will feature sets from Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko. Find the dates below.
    The Weeknd:
    09-19 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *#
    09-21 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *#
    10-09 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *#
    10-10 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *#
    * with Schoolboy Q
    # with Jhené Aiko

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